BEAUTY

Work It Out

Just in time for bathing suit season, W’s editors reveal their secrets for staying in shape.


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“I’m a year-round devotee of this high intensity, interval-based class. The combination of sweat-inducing aerobic moves and strength training (done with a six-pound core ball) whips you into shape and gives you a great fitness base for any fun, warm weather activities outdoors.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Core Fusion Sport at Exhale Mindbody Spa, exhalespa.com.

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“With toning, cardio, strength training, and stretching, dancing at AKT is the ultimate workout.” – Karla Martinez de Salas, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

AKT InMotion, aktinmotion.com.

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“The name of this class is appropriately intimidating. This advanced Pilates class, taught by Anula Maiberg, requires planks, push-ups, handstands, and more… all while working with a partner.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

Pilates Fight Club at Sixth Street Pilates, sixthstreetpilatesnyc.com.

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“Have I mentioned that I am the laziest person in the world? When I DO drag my butt up to SLT, I know the workout’s great for me, but what I look forward to most is the end-of-class stretching with the bungee cords. It feels so good.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

SLT, sltnyc.com.

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“I’ll be hitting this cardio-centric, muscle-building class to get bikini ready.” – Nora Milch, Accessories Editor

Cardio Chair at ChaiseFitness, chaisefitness.com.

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“I’ve been a dancer for most of my life, but gave it up a few years ago. When it came time to start working out for summer, I went back to my roots and with intense barre training from a retired ABT prima ballerina.” – Sam Walker, Assistant Accessories Editor

Ballet Class at Broadway Dance Center, broadwaydancecenter.com.

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“There’s nothing better than working out with my husband.” – Claudia Mata, Jewelry and Accessories Director

Class with Zander Gladish at Yoga Vida, yogavida.com.

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“I’m a huge fan of Pilates and spin classes, but when getting to the gym just isn’t an option, I pop in this DVD for a toning workout.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director

Exhale Spa’s Core Fusion Body Sculpt DVD, exhalespa.com.

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“Michael Olajide is amazing. He plays great music and offers an ass-kicking combination of shadow boxing, jump rope, and calisthenics.” – Erin Simon, Photo Producer

Aero 3 at Aerospace NYC, aerospacenyc.com.